Comparing the Charlie Gibson Interviews– Obama vs. Palin On Religion

*** On June 4, 2008– Charles Gibson from ABC News spoke with presumptive democratic nominee Barack Obama after he had clinched the hard fought primary against Senator Hillary Clinton.

After news broke on Obama’s racist, anti-AmeriKKKan, anti-Semitic pastor just weeks earlier, Obama barely crawled across the primary finish line and only after party elites agreed to take delegates away from Florida and Michigan.

Obama finally left his racist church 4 days earlier on May 31, 2008.


Question: So how much of the interview was devoted to this very controversial pastor and church?

Answer: None

*** On September 11, 2008– Charles Gibson from ABC News spoke with Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin after becoming the nominee less than two weeks earlier.

The liberal media was already desperate to find trash on the most popular American governor. Several offensive and inaccurate reports had already made their way into the media including a clipped video of the governor leading a prayer at her Church.

What was completely lost on Gibson was that this was a prayer the governor picked up from Abraham Lincoln:

He grilled her for reciting Lincoln’s prayer in her church.

Question: So how much time of this interview was devoted to grilling the popular governor over her faith?

Answer: This much

Sarah Palin on God:

GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?

PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact words.

PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.

But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.

That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie. And I do believe, though, that this war against extreme Islamic terrorists is the right thing. It’s an unfortunate thing, because war is hell and I hate war, and, Charlie, today is the day that I send my first born, my son, my teenage son overseas with his Stryker brigade, 4,000 other wonderful American men and women, to fight for our country, for democracy, for our freedoms.

Charlie, those are freedoms that too many of us just take for granted. I hate war and I want to see war ended. We end war when we see victory, and we do see victory in sight in Iraq.

GIBSON: I take your point about Lincoln’s words, but you went on and said, “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

PALIN: I believe that there is a plan for this world and that plan for this world is for good. I believe that there is great hope and great potential for every country to be able to live and be protected with inalienable rights that I believe are God-given, Charlie, and I believe that those are the rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That, in my world view, is a grand — the grand plan.

GIBSON: But then are you sending your son on a task that is from God?

PALIN: I don’t know if the task is from God, Charlie. What I know is that my son has made a decision. I am so proud of his independent and strong decision he has made, what he decided to do and serving for the right reasons and serving something greater than himself and not choosing a real easy path where he could be more comfortable and certainly safer.

Charles Gibson grilled Governor Palin over a Lincoln quote she recited at her church months earlier that had found its way into the media from the Far Left blogs.

Barack Obama left his church of 20 years five days before Gibson interviewed the senator.
It did not come up once.

Some things are more important than others to Charles Gibson.

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